The Joker movie has been causing outrage in mainstream media channels, and it is not clear why at first glance, and so I break down some of the narrative structures to show how the movie smashes the Overton window by constantly breaking the expected political narrative.
I hosted the showing of Patricia Marrcoccia’s Rise of Jordan Peterson in Montreal. This is the short introduction and then an extensive Q&A answering very diverse questions from the audience.
The opposition between literal and metaphorical is as useless as it is damaging to understanding how reality actually unfolds in the Christian cosmology. I look at problems of the very concept in a neutral description of reality a
nd how the notion of Symbol can give us a better alternative to meaning.
Although many contemporary Christians want to deny they involve in religion and religious ritual, these rituals are inevitable. Ritual is inevitable in all human interaction even when someone is trying to rebel against their form.
I was asked to give some thoughts on the birth of Mary following the vespers preceding the feast at St-John of the Ladder Orthodox Church in Greenville, South Carolina.
Sacred Art in the form of iconography, liturgy and all that this entails, is a possible door to a world of participative culture which has slowly been closed as modern culture focuses more and more on entertainment.
(A re-run of my livestream from August 26, 2019 on my YouTube channel.)
Steven Pinker’s narrative of Enlightenment conveniently dismisses how the dark side of modernity is born in the same enlightenment principles he wants to uphold.
Sevilla King is a therapist who is also running a youtube channel called A Quality Existence where she comments on the discussion around the meaning crisis as well as doing a commentary reading on Robert Pirsig’s book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.
Credit is an inevitable element of contemporary life, but it seems to contribute to the acceleration of time.